Monday, September 12, 2011
One activity that I enjoy more than pretty much anything is bird hunting. The reasons are many, but I love the solitude and the fact that I get to take my dog Bas. To see him retrieve is perhaps the most enjoyable aspect. Bas and I train everyday, he is my buddy and companion. Bas is all business when he hunts. Love and affection aren't important to him when he hunts, he just wants to get the bird. Someone asked me yesterday what sets training Bas apart from , say, training people. I said that Bas will do exactly what I say and he will go FULL SPEED no matter what the circumstances- rain, snow, ice. FULL SPEED. He doesn't worry about the past or future, he focuses on NOW. My buddy Steve owns a farm in Maryland and I go down there every chance that I get and have a blast.On Saturday, Big John and I went dove hunting. Even if we don't kill anything, its fun. We got about ten birds total. On the last bird, Bas retrieved it in a thicket.He dove in there and smelled it out , it was amazing. It's pure instinct combined with years of training that culminates in a retrieve like that- very rewarding.
The Tshirts are in the final stages of being designed, I think everyone will love them.
All About Being a Lifer
What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.